Monday, October 25, 2010

Calling All Squirrels!

I didn't really mean to call every squirrel in the neighborhood to a feast at my house, but that's just what happened yesterday. Maddy and I collected some adorable little gourds and pumpkins at a recent trip to the pumpkin patch. Since our flower pots were empty, we decided to fill them up with the pumpkins and gourds. Don't they look so cute?

Yes?! Well, that lasted less than a day! The squirrels are evidently starving!

So, I refilled and put the larger pumpkin in there. Looked so cute and fallish! You could see the touch of fall colors even from the street! While I was patting myself on the back for such great work, more squirrels evidently invited themselves over and absolutely demolished my hard work! I would show you a photo of the desecration, but it was too horrible and gross to even photograph! Time to buy the fake stuff and put that out, though in the past, squirrels have eaten that too. Have no idea why they are so hungry, there are only about 5,000,000 acorns in the yard that they are welcome to chomp on and haul away!

[What a great little raker -- I hated to tell her that it would be the first of many times we will be raking!]

Maddy has wondered why we don't put pumpkins out early -- now she knows!! We are enjoying the trees turning color. We love this tree and visit it daily so Maddy can pick up leaves it has dropped. Soon, they will all be on the ground!

We love fall -- it's what comes after that we don't like so much!


Laura L. said...

Apparently those little squirrels were a bit tired of their acorn diet. They just could not resist all of that deliciousness. I'm sure it's frustrating.
I like your idea of putting the pumpkins and gourds in your flower pots.
Pretty fall photos!

Dawn said...

Wow...I cant believe it!! You have REAL acorns??? Lucky!!

Jodee Leader said...

What a hoot! It must be all of your fabulous old mature trees because we don't have a single squirrel here! Love the pumpkins in your flower pots!

paige said...

what a riot!!
yuck squirrels!! they are always running around my street and i think you will remember my incident with one on my birthday!! :)
bummer on the pumpkins
love maddy in the leaves. darn it, she's such a doll

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow, those little tree rats of yours are BOLD.

Lisa said...

your squirrels like gourmet gourds!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I can't believe that the squirrels feasted on your cute fall flower pot arrangements! That is awful!

Bridget said...

Oh those squirrels!! They drive me crazy. Not only have they dug up our backyard they are eating our pumpkins as well. There are two girls in this house who are not happy about that! Love the picture of Maddy in the leaves! Happy fall!

Kim said...

What a feast, it looks so beautiful they couldn't resist. I am the same way we don't put our pumpkins out until this week.

I love all of the fall colors in your photos.

Dawn said...

Janet...would you really send me acorns???? Oh my goodness...I would LOVE it!!

Kim K. said...

How nice that your squirrels get to feast gourmet style. I wonder if this is a sign of our upcoming winter? Beautiful pics.

Gail said...

What it the world is wrong with those goofy squirrels? Not fond of them at all. Growing up I lived in a house with 5 very large, mature oak trees. I swear the squirrels would purposely throw acorns at us when we were in the front yard. And they had pretty good aim!

Football and Fried Rice said...

That is hilarious about the squirrels :) they probably feasted so much they could barely move! We aren't the only ones who realize that winter is coming way too quick here in the midwest!

You have an adorable raker on your hands ;) I'd love the help around here!

and p.s. you could SO pull off that hat - adorable - do it!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

don't talk about what comes after! YIKES!

The colours in these pictures are fab!